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Gogol Bordello: Music from 'Gypsy Punks'

Gogol Bordello mixes punk, ska and jazz with the traditional music of the Roma people. Band members bring their Eastern European roots and instruments to NPR's Studio 4A for a performance chat.

Gogol Bordello: Music from 'Gypsy Punks'

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Martin, Medeski and Wood, Branching Out

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The three musicians that make up Medeski, Martin and Wood met in Brooklyn in the early '90s and instantly developed a rapport with each other that allowed them to make their own uniquely organic folk/jazz music.

Medeski, Martin & Wood in Studio on World Cafe - 04/28/2006

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Saffire, Uppity Blues Women

Since 1984, a group called Saffire has used boogie-woogie rhythms, saucy lyrics and quick-fire wit to bring back the long tradition of women in the blues. Saffire — The Uppity Blues Women perform at NPR's Washington studios.

Saffire, Uppity Blues Women

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The Go! Team: Ridiculously Fun

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Brighton, England's The Go! Team has brought together a dizzying array of styles and influences to create one of the most immediate albums of good-time anthems in recent memory.

The Go! Team in Studio on World Cafe - 04/26/2006

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Isobel Campbell's New Broken Sea Ballads

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Former Belle and Sebastian member Isobel Campbell has a new collaborator for her latest album. She teamed with occasional Queens of the Stone Age frontman Mark Lanegan for Ballad of the Broken Seas.

Isobel Campbell in Studio on World Cafe - 04/25/2006

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Pianist Captivated by Music Since He Was a Toddler

When Tyler McCuan was a toddler, he took to hitting the notes of the piano at his grandfather's nursing home. By the time he was 6, Tyler was so enthralled with the piano that his parents decided to sign him up for lessons, which he took to immediately. The 15-year-old shows his talent in his performance of "Piano Sonata in E-flat Major, Mvt. I Allegro" by Franz Joseph Haydn. This performance originally aired Dec. 13, 2006.

Pianist Captivated by Music Since He Was a Toddler

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Teen Soprano Sings in Professional Opera Company

Soprano Stephanie Domingues started singing in a choir when she was eight years old. She is now a member of a professional opera company — the Canadian Opera Chorus in Toronto — and intends to pursue a career in opera. She performs "Ho sparse tante lagrime" by Francesco Morlacchi. This performance originally aired Dec. 13, 2006.

Teen Soprano Sings in Professional Opera Company

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Host Christopher O'Riley Performs Nick Drake

Host Christopher O'Riley Performs Nick Drake's "Place to Be." This performance originally aired Dec. 13, 2006.

Host Christopher O'Riley Performs Nick Drake

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Teen Has Had a Lifelong Fascination with Guitar

When Matar-Itai Batyonathan was a toddler living in Israel, he was fascinated by Israeli singer/songwriter David Broza. Matar's parents knew it was time to get him a guitar when he took to strumming a spaghetti strainer, pretending he was a guitarist. These days, the 15-year-old plays a real guitar. He performs "Variations on a Theme by George Frideric Handel" by Mauro Giuliani. This performance originally aired Dec. 13, 2006.

Teen Has Had a Lifelong Fascination with Guitar

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Teen Fell in Love with the Flute, Abandoned Piano

Ridge Davis, 16, started playing piano at the age of 6, and he practiced with such determination that his parents bought him a grand piano to encourage his interest. But he soon found himself captivated by the sound of the flute and decided that was the instrument for him. This performance originally aired Dec. 13, 2006.

Teen Fell in Love with the Flute, Abandoned Piano

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Teen Played Piano Until She Heard the Violin

Laura Liu's parents are piano teachers and she started playing piano when she was 3. But at the age of 7, she decided to switch after hearing a violinist play Tchaikovsky Violin Concerto in D. "I fell in love with it," she says. She performs "Polonaise" by Henryk Wieniawski. This performance orginally aired Dec. 13, 2006.

Teen Played Piano Until She Heard the Violin

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Billy Bragg, Boxed for Posterity

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Billy Bragg has been one of England's most politically active singer songwriters since the early 1980s. He now celebrates his long career with a comprehensive box set, Billy Bragg Volume 1.

Billy Bragg in Studio on World Cafe - 04/20/2006

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Rock, Funk and Soul Make an Eclectic Whole

Already the subject of considerable overseas hype, Gnarls Barkley finds DJ/producer Danger Mouse collaborating with Cee-Lo, co-founder of the Atlanta hip-hop collective Goodie Mob. The duo's debut single, "Crazy," is music for an integrated world.

Tina Dico, Winning Talent from Denmark

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Two of Tina Dico's first gigs were talent contests — she won both, leading her to major popularity in Denmark. Now, she has released her first full length solo disc, In the Red.

Tina Dico in Studio on World Cafe - 04/18/2006

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Magnet's Dreamy, Surreal Pop

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Singer-songwriter Even Johansen's work as Magnet is a blend of the traditional and the modern, mixing a folk sound with the more surreal electronica.

Magnet in Studio on World Cafe - 04/18/2006

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